David J Pichilingi's Blog #6

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates | by David J Pichilingi | 07 October 2009

The legend that is Ian Brown came to Dubai and absolutely smashed it at the Dubai Sound City launch party last Thursday.  He played to a packed house at the Madinat Arena and at the end of it joyously proclaimed it to be in his all time Top 5 of gigs and performances including those with The Stone Roses. He played a sterling set that included the current smash ‘Stellify’ (which he played twice!) alongside classic such as ‘Waterfall’, ‘F.E.A.R’, ‘Fools Gold’ and ‘I Wanna Be Adored’.  I have to say on a personal level I have never seen him so up for it.  He was continuously joking with the audience and prowling the stage, throwing in a few new moves on top of the gaggle of classics he already possesses.

To see all the photos from the launch CLICK HERE.

One funny incident that seems to have seeped through from the gig was the incident that has been referred to as ‘the tattooed man.’  One eager fan was keen to show the tattoo that covered the whole of his back and contained the lyrics to ‘I Am The Resurrection’.  Ian pointed this out to his mate at the side of the stage and asked him to come and take a look.  His mate got the wrong end of the stick and thought he wanted him to dealt with in a more serious manner.  Suffice to say it all ended in laughter and joy and this strange Alan Partridge moment ended up with worshiper meeting hero backstage (see photo below of aforementioned tattoo).

There’s been loads of footage of the gig put live too…. Click here to see some of the footage.

This week I am very pleased to be announcing our competition that will see 2 people (1 pair) of tickets being whisked away on a plane for the Dubai Sound City festival and conference with hotel accommodation for 3 nights and VIP tickets that will get you into everything including the secret hideaway parties.  To win all you have to do is follow this link to learn details of how to enter.


As announced in previous weeks the full line up for Dubai Sound City can be found HERE.

On top of this lucky winners will also gain access to our international music business conference at the Emirates Towers Hotel. Speakers and panels for this can be found HERE.

Good luck to all of you who enter and if you can’t wait we have some amazing deals on flights and hotels with our partners ET travel. CLICK HERE.

Dubai Sound City is the world’s hottest winter music festival.  Make sure you are with us in November!

David J. Pichilingi x

For more information relating to tickets and travel visit our website at:

Remember Liverpool Sound City has been nominated as ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ also in the UK Festival Awards. There is still time to vote and we would love to win this and you can help us by going to http://www.festivalawards.com and voting for us. All entries have the chance of winning tickets to all the winning festivals too.

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